Frenkie de Jong has no intention of leaving Barcelona this summer and he won’t reduce his salary in order to stay at Camp Nou. That’s what his representatives have told the club according to Fabrizio Romano. Manchester United have been informed.
The news is a huge blow to both Barcelona and United. The former wanted to either recoup a huge transfer fee for the 25-year-old Dutchman or, at the very least, reduce his large salary. The latter wanted to bring him in to Old Trafford to help lead the extensive rebuild spearheaded by his compatriot Erik ten Hag.
But De Jong is insisting that his contract is respected. He joined Barcelona three years ago after starring for the Ajax team that took Europe by storm and made it to the semi-final of the Champions League in 2018/19. But things haven’t worked out for De Jong – he’s not replicated the form that earned him the move.
Frenkie De Jong’s agents Ali Dursun and Hasan Cetinkaya have informed Barcelona that Frenkie has still no intention to leave – also that Frenkie and agents are not accepting any salary reduction, or talks related to that. 🇳🇱 #FCB
Man United are also informed – deal now stalling. pic.twitter.com/aFpLTSXHfQ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 13, 2022